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Spring 2012-2013
HIS 341 (HA)  

Between Resistance and Collaboration: The Second World War in Europe

Jan T. Gross

In the broader context of conflict between fascism, communism, and liberal democracy, we shall examine various patterns and methods of occupation, collaboration, and resistance during World War II in Western and Eastern Europe. The Holocaust of European Jewry and the technology of terror will be discussed. We will try to ascertain how elites and different social strata were affected by the impact of war and occupation. Students will be asked to read historical studies as well as personal narratives by eyewitnesses and participants.

Sample reading list:
Mark Mazower, Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe
Robert Paxton, Vichy France. Old Guard and the New Order, 1940-1944
Zygmunt Klukowski, Diary from the Years of Occupation, 1939-1944
Yitzhak Zuckerman, A Surplus of Memory: Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved
Henri Michel, The Shadow war: Resistance in Europe, 1939-1945

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150 pages of reading per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 50%
Papers - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41842 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   Green Hall   0-S-6   Enrolled:58 Limit:75
P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Frist Campus Center   309   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
P02 9:00 am - 9:50 am W   Aaron Burr Hall   216   Enrolled:7 Limit:14
P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Aaron Burr Hall   216   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
P04 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Aaron Burr Hall   216   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:16 Limit:14